Former Sheshatshiu chief facing charges – The Telegram

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201861 Views

December 07, 2018


A former chief of the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation has been charged in relation to an alleged illegal gaming house the RCMP shut down in the community on Sept. 28.

According to court documents obtained by The Labradorian, Andrew Penashue is facing nine charges, including illegally operating a gaming house, operating video lottery terminals (VLT) without permission of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, and three weapons related charges. Four of the charges are under the Criminal Code, four are under the Lotteries Act and one is a violation of the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation bylaw against video lottery terminals on the reserve.

Penashue, a board member of the Innu Nation council, could face fines as a result of the Lotteries Act charges and potential jail time for the charge of illegally operating a gaming house.

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